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David Campbell is the managing partner of the firm.  For 28 years, Dave has devoted his professional career to zealously advocating for labor unions and the workers they represent. His experience includes major federal and state litigation, collective bargaining, proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, organizing campaigns, strikes, contract administration and arbitration.

As a trial and appellate litigator, he has handled precedent-setting cases under virtually all the federal and state labor statutes, including the Railway Labor Act, the National Labor Relations Act, and the Public Employment Relations Commission.   As a strategic advisor and negotiator, he has far-reaching experience across a host of industries including the airline, aerospace, construction and healthcare fields.

Dave is also an adjunct professor at the University of Washington School of Law and the Seattle University of Law, where he teaches labor law and negotiations.  He is a frequent public speaker and regularly presents seminars to union representatives.

Representative Work

International Ass'n of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO v. Alaska Airlines, Inc., 896 F.2d 555 (9th Cir. 1990) cert den. 498 U.S. 821 (1990) (Upholding RLA System Board award prohibiting super seniority for nonstikers)

Painting Industry Of Hawaii v. US Department of Housing and Urban Development,  26 F3d 1479 (9th Cir. 1995) (Dispute over disclosure of certified payroll record sought by unions)

 Local No. 497, Affiliated with Intern. Broth. of Elec. Workers, AFL-CIO v. Public Utility Dist. No. 2 of Grant County, 103 Wash.2d 786 (Wash. App. 1985) (Establishing private right of action under state prevailing wage statute)

Drake v. Molvik & Olsen Elec., Inc., 107 Wash.2d 26 (Wash. 1986) (Establishing applicability of state prevailing wage statute to co-funded projects)

International Association of Machinists  v. Alaska Airlines, 813 F.2d 1038 (9th Cir. 1987) cert den. 484 U.S. 926 (1987) (Seeking enforcement of RLA statutory rights)

David Campbell


tel - 206.285.2828 x6001
fax - 206.378.4132

18 West Mercer Street
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98119

Practice Emphasis
Union Litigation 
Advising Unions 
Union Organizing
Union Administration

Washington State Bar
U.S. District Court, W.D. Washington
U.S. District Court, E.D. Washington
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

J.D., University of Washington Law School
BA in Political Theory with Honors in Major Field of Study, Whitman College

Professional & Civic Engagement
AV (highest professional excellence) rating by the independent Martindale Hubble legal rating service
Adjunct Professor University of Washington School of Law
Adjunct Professor Seattle University School of Law

Professional Honors & Activities
ABA's Subcommittee on the Railway Labor Act
AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
King County Bar Association Labor and Employment Committee
Contributing author, The Railway Labor Act, published by the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section
Author Of Participatory  Seminars On Negotiations, Arbitration
Frequent speaker at numerous events including AFL-CIO Lawyers Conference, AAA Arbitration Seminar, ABA Labor Subcommittee, the Aerospace Conference, City of Seattle Leadership Training, King County Negotiation Conference